As I mention here, I finally watched Eben Moglen's keynote from the 2006 Plone Conference that my friend Jon has been raving about for weeks. Moglen made some great comments on the potential of the One Laptop Per Child project to affect citizen journalism:
"What is journalism like when every village has a video camera and is on the net? ...
What does it mean if the next time somebody starts some nasty little genocide in some little corner of the Earth the United States government would prefer to ignore, that there's video all over the place all the time in every living room?
What does it mean when children around the world are networking with one another over the issues that concern them directly without intermediation, everybody to everybody?"
Every OLPC is specified with a video camera. Here's a recent New York Times article on the One Laptop Per Child project.
It made me happy that I released most of my work from the past two years to the open source community this week.